Vision Coverage Options

There are no changes in the Vision Plan options or coverage for 2018.

Most experts estimate that over 64% of adults need some sort of vision correction. Depending on how often you need new lenses, getting vision insurance may be a good financial fit.

Many hidden medical problems can be detected through an eye exam, so even those with perfect vision should have regular eye exams. If this routine exam is all you need, the vision plan may not be the right financial fit for you.

Review the premiums and the coverage offered under the VSP plan before making a decision if this vision coverage is the right fit for you.

AlaskaCare 2018 Vision Plan Summaries
-- Description Copay Frequency
Monthly Employee Contribution
Employee Only $12.00 --
Employee and Family $34.00 --
Well Vision Exam
WellVision Exam Focuses on your eyes and overall wellness $10 Every calendar year
Prescription Glasses
Frame
  • $130 allowance for frames
  • 20% off amount over your allowance
  • $70 allowance at Costco
$25 (Prescription Glasses Benefit) Every other calendar year
Lenses
  • Single vision, lined bifocal, and lined trifocal
  • Polycarbonate lenses for dependent children
Included in prescription glasses Every calendar year
Lens Options
  • Anti-reflective coating – covered in full
  • Polycarbonate lenses – covered in full
  • Progressive lenses – covered in full
  • Scratch-resistant coating – covered in full
  • Average 35-40% off other lens options
Included in prescription glasses Every calendar year
Contacts
Contacts
(instead of glasses)
  • $130 allowance for contacts; copay does not apply
  • Contact lens exam (fitting and evaluation)
Up to $60 Every calendar year
Diabetic Care
Diabetic Eyecare Plus Program Services related to diabetic eye disease, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Retinal Screening for eligible members with diabetes. Limitations and coordination with medical coverage may apply. Ask you VSP doctor for details. $20 As Needed
Extra Savings and Discount
Glasses & Sunglasses 30% off additional glasses and sunglasses, including lens options, from the same VSP doctor on the same day as your WellVision exam. Or, get 20% off from any VSP doctor within 12 months of your last WellVision exam.
Effective: Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018
  • To learn more about the VSP coverage plans, refer to the VSP Brochure [PDF].